Letter from Jeannette Piccard to Edsel Ford regarding the Upcoming Stratosphere Balloon Flight, July 21, 1934

Summary

Henry Ford provided space at Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan, for Jean and Jeannette Piccard's 1934 stratosphere flight. The spouses ascended 10.9 miles in a metal gondola carried by a hydrogen balloon, setting a new altitude record. Jeannette -- the first American woman licensed as a balloonist and the first woman to reach the stratosphere -- piloted, while Jean gathered scientific data.

Henry Ford provided space at Ford Airport in Dearborn, Michigan, for Jean and Jeannette Piccard's 1934 stratosphere flight. The spouses ascended 10.9 miles in a metal gondola carried by a hydrogen balloon, setting a new altitude record. Jeannette -- the first American woman licensed as a balloonist and the first woman to reach the stratosphere -- piloted, while Jean gathered scientific data.

Artifact

Letter (Correspondence)

Date Made

21 July 1934

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.6.219

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Typewriting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 11 in

Width: 8.5 in

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